Dallas-Based Global Data Center Operator and Developer CyrusOne Announces 2 Executive Moves

Owen Morris was announced as its new chief financial officer effective March 11. Jay Elms was named senior vice president of global sales.

Dallas-based global data center developer and operator CyrusOne announced a couple of executive moves for the company that specializes in delivering state-of-the-art digital infrastructure solutions.

Owen Morris was announced as its new chief financial officer, effective March 11. Jay Elms was named senior vice president of global sales.

In his role, Morris will be responsible for leading CyrusOne’s global finance organization, including accounting, financial reporting, risk management, treasury, and strategic planning.

“I am excited for the opportunity to join CyrusOne and play a meaningful role as part of the senior management team,” Morris said in a statement. “There is a tremendous growth opportunity for CyrusOne given the strong industry tailwinds, the company’s expanding global footprint, its passionate team, and the strength of its sponsors. I am eager to leverage my experience to further the company’s strategy, and I look forward to being part of the journey.”

Morris previously was the treasurer of Tenet Healthcare and the CFO at USPI, a subsidiary of Tenet. While at USPI, Morris played a key role in accelerating the company’s expansion through organic growth and acquisitions. Before that, Morris spent nearly 20 years working in both real estate and investment banking.

“Owen is an accomplished leader and CFO who has worked across multiple industries during his notable career,” CyrusOne CEO Eric Schwartz said in a statement. “He brings a proven track record of driving strong financial results and demonstrating solid leadership. Owen’s insights and experience will be exceptionally valuable in helping CyrusOne deliver profitable growth. I am excited to welcome him to the team.”

Strategic sales leadership

In his new role, Elms will lead CyrusOne’s strategic sales team and build deeper relationships with hyperscalers to support their growth and need for sustained innovation.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to join CyrusOne and look forward to partnering with customers to deliver world-class solutions,” Elms said in a statement. “It’s an exciting time to be part of an industry-leading organization that prioritizes innovation and provides proven platforms to meet its customer’s high-demand digital needs.”

Previously, Elms worked at NTT Global Data Centers Americas as the vice president of global sales where he was responsible for leading hyperscale and wholesale data center leasing. Before that, Elms spent more than five years at Schneider Electric, Data Center Solutions, where he led a global team in sales, strategy, and business operations.

“This is an exciting time at CyrusOne as we continue to grow globally,” Brent Behrman, chief sales officer at CyrusOne, said in a statement. “Jay has a deep understanding of data centers and a strong sales background, and I know with his leadership we will strengthen our approach to growing and serving global customers in key markets.”

CyrusOne has more than 50 high-performance mission-critical facilities worldwide and ensures the continued operation of digital infrastructure for nearly 800 customers, including roughly 200 Fortune 1000 companies.

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